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To-do list growing already for new CEO New head of ADMH will concentrate on emergency room, patient well-being

About five years ago Eric Hanna was designing Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital’s new emergency room. Next fall, as ADMH’s new CEO, he will watch it being built. “That is certainly one of the things that attracted me to come here,” he said about watching his design come to life. Hanna started his new posting on Dec. 15, replacing Cholly Boland as CEO of ADMH and Grove Nursing Home. Most recently he was vice-president of corporate services at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Hanna has an extensive background in strategic development, facility development and clinical service planning and evaluation. The 49-year-old has been in hospital management for 24 years and has served in smaller communities, including Barrie, Whitby and Bowmanville. One week into his new position Hanna says it is too early to set out his vision for the hospital, but his


Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital CEO Eric Hanna looks forward to working with hospital staff and the community. short-term goals include having the emergency room built on time and on budget, improving patient safety and staff recruitment and retention. Hanna is confident, but not brash, about his ability to improve ADMH. He has been involved with hospital construction projects in the past, namely overseeing the rebuilding of the emergency room at the Queensway Carleton. He has also headed major fundraising projects. Community inclusion is of great importance to Hanna. “You don’t take advantage of



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Community bids farewell to former mayor Len Shean By PETER DeWOLF Chronicle-Guide

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Arnprior residents and many hundreds of others who knew him are mourning the death of former Arnprior mayor Leonard Shean, better known as just plain Len. An active member of the community, both officially and as a private booster of the Ottawa Valley, Shean passed away Christmas Eve, after battling cancer. See SHEAN Page 9

Len Shean 1948-2008

your position as CEO,” he said. “You work with the medical staff, the community and local government officials to make tough decisions,” he added. He is looking forward to becoming part of the community himself and is open to attending service club meetings and meeting with local politicians. Hanna’s short-term plan is to stay in Stittsville where he lives with his wife and two daughters, ages 15 and 19. See HANNA Page 21 LOVELY, SOLID BRICK HOME. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Wood burning fifireplace replace in Living Room. Hardwood Floors. Refurbished throughout. Full Basement. Large new, insulated, drywalled, heated 1771 sq. ft. garage/workshop.Lovely 1 Acre lot situated 2 mins. from Hwy 417. Gazebo off deck. $319000. MLS#713792. MLS# 713792. Call Sharon to view 613-623-7922.

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An air ambulance lands on White Lake Road, just south of Arnprior on Monday, Dec. 29. The emergency flight was in response to a motor vehicle accident at about 9 a.m. Fortunately, the air evacuation was not required and all four members of the White Lake family were taken to Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.


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Council wraps up 2008 with good news Smart Centres open house Jan. 5 By ERIN FITZGERALD Chronicle-Guide Town council wrapped up their last meeting of 2008 by passing several outstanding motions and bylaws and delivering some good news. Last week, council finalized the 2009 budget and announced meeting the goal of keeping the tax levy under three per cent, they settled on a 2.99 per cent increase. On Dec. 22, they announced town staff made an error in calculations and the levy is actually 2.91 per cent. “It is better than what we anticipated with the numbers we approved,” said Mayor Terry Gibeau. Councillors also carried motions including accepting the capital, operating, wastewater, waterworks

and cemetery budgets. Gibeau commended staff on having these budgets passed before the New Year. Council also passed a three-year winter maintenance agreement with the County of Renfrew. At their first meeting of 2009, held on Jan. 5, council will consider an education tax exemption for war veteran organizations and a financial contribution to the County for expenses incurred for commuter rail day. Councillors also served notice of an open house that will be held to inform the public about the town’s official plan and the redesignation of lands on White Lake Road to be

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changed from Highway Commercial to Shopping Centre Commercial. This designation would be a step forward in allowing Smart Centres to build a shopping centre. The open house will be held on Monday, Jan. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stanley Tourangeau Fire and Police Services Building. A public meeting giving the public an opportunity to make representations regarding the official plan and zoning amendments will be held on Monday, Jan. 12, at 5 p.m. at Stanley Tourangeau. Gibeau wrapped council’s meeting up on a positive, but somber note. “2008 was a good year that council can be proud of. We will go into 2009 with a positive attitude which may be a difficult year financially,” he said. “It will be very important to be positive in 2009.”


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New warden wastes no time with cost-cutting measures Number of committee appointments reduced for county councillors By STEVE NEWMAN Ottawa Region Media Group Having just settled in the chair as Renfrew County’s new warden, Don Rathwell wasted little time announcing a costsaving measure. Before a jam-packed county council chambers in Pembroke, the Whitewater Region mayor and newly inducted warden announced a cutback in the number of appointments of county councillors to each county committee. The projected saving of about $15,000 was called for in these recessionary times, explained Rathwell at the warden’s inaugural session Tuesday, Dec. 16. “In these economic times, I think it was a good move,” said Bonnechere Valley Mayor Zig Mintha. “I think it’s worth a try. I guess it’s good in these economic conditions,” responded Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green. “The most important

thing is the committees are working tools for the council.” Green, as Renfrew’s county council representative for a more urbanbased community, says she’s particular pleased to remain a member of the operations committee. She also remains on social services, but was dropped from finance and administration. All county councillors but the warden had their committee workload reduced from three to two standing committees, while ad-hoc committee appointments were also reduced. “I think it’s great,” said Madawaska Valley Mayor John Hildebrandt of Rathwell’s reduction of overall committee appointments. “It’s absolutely perfect because of the cost savings involved.” Each county councillor will sit on two, instead

of three, of the standing committees for finance and administration, operations, development and property, health and social services. The exception is the warden, who sits on each of those committees. At present, county councillors are paid mileage of 52 cents per kilometres, plus per diems of $97 for half-day meetings and $181 for longer meetings. “With all the closures taking place throughout the county and our agricultural sector still struggling, I feel it is important for county council to take the lead and scale back some of our expenses,” explained Rathwell in his augural speech. “Although there will be fewer committee members, his will in no way decrease our efforts to deliver first-rate services and programs to the residents of the County of Renfrew. We will continue to be efficient and also save our taxpayers some money.” In the same speech, he spoke of the important of pursuing provincial “long-term sustainable funding that allows us the ability to plan and budget

for long-term projects that are so badly needed.” Rathwell also spoke about the need to negotiate with the Province over the issue of Crown land compensation. “With half of Renfrew County being Crown land, it is just fundamentally wrong and immoral that we continue to provide services to these lands and not receive any compensation from the Province.” Warden Rathwell also stressed the importance of supporting the county’s tourism industry of more than 4,000 people and urged local residents to support food banks. In closing, he stressed the need for the county to build partnerships with all sector of the economy, including the agricultural, forestry, tourism and manufacturing sectors. “By expanding our resources and making local government a leader for our residents, we will not only be doing our duty as their elected representatives, but we will lead by


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Same faces, fewer appointments at county council By STEVE NEWMAN Ottawa Region Media Group Most chairmen remain intact for the County of Renfrew’s standing committees despite new Warden Don Rathwell’s decision to cut back on the number of committee appointments for county councillors. Admaston-Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe still chairs the finance and administration committee, whose other members are Ann Aikens of Deep River, Peter Emon of Greater Madawaska, Zig Mintha of Bonnechere Valley, Walter Stack of Arnprior, Bob Sweet of Petawawa, Janice Visneskie of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards, and Rathwell. Reeve Stack will serve as vice-chair. Bonnechere Valley Mayor Mintha remains head of the operations committee. Jack Wilson of Laurentian Valley is the vice-chair, while the committee is completed by Audrey Green of Renfrew, Bob Johnston of Horton, Norm Lentz of Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan, Harold Weckworth of North Algona Wilberforce, and

Rathwell. Petawawa Mayor Sweet chairs development and property, whose other committee members are Briscoe, vice-chair Johnston, Rathwell, Tammy Stewart (formerly Sonnenburg) of Head, Clara & Maria, John Hildebrandt of Madawaska Valley, and Mary Campbell of McNabBraeside Township. The development and property committee also has responsibility for the municipal advisory committee, the district food strategy, land division, railway management advisory committee, Ministry of Natural Resources regional advisory committee, Renfrew County forestry and wood processing committee, Ministry of Natural Resources forest management plan, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited environmental stewardship council, and Renfrew County agricultural economic development committee. Jack Wilson remains on the health committee, but is succeeded as chair

by Visneskie, a past chair of the social services committee. Their health-committee colleagues are Hildebrandt, Lentz, Rathwell and Stewart. Deep River Mayor Aikens remains chair and Reeve Green the vice-chair of the social services committee. The committee is completed by Campbell, Emon, Rathwell, Stack and Weckworth. The committee is also responsible for the county’s community of care advisory forum and the social housing services corporation political reference group. The striking committee, which rarely meets, is chaired by Mintha. The other striking committee members are Campbell, Hildebrandt, Johnston, Lentz, Rathwell and Stewart. Appointments to the 14 ad-hoc committees were also reduced. Aikens, Rathwell, Stewart and Wilson were appointed to the board for the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. Other ad-hoc committee appointments included Greater Madawaska Reeve

Bonnechere Valley Mayor Zig Mintha helps new Renfrew County Warden Don Rathwell with his robe at the recent inaugural session of Renfrew County Council. Rathwell’s decided to cut back on the number of committee appointments for county councillors.


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Comments The Valley loses one of its own Len Shean was a big man. He was not only well-suited for his favorite role as Santa for a generation of young people, but he had an even bigger heart and love for the Ottawa Valley and its people. He was the mayor of Arnprior but he was known up and down the Valley — from Pembroke to Carp and beyond, as a man of the people. Shean was not your slick politician, well rehearsed and artfully avoiding the tough questions with evasive answers. With Len you always knew what he stood for and what he thought. You might agree or disagree with him, but he told you straight up what he was thinking. That sometimes got him in trouble and his plain talk did not always sit well in some quarters; but that was Len. You loved him or not, but that would not change who he was. He loved people and he truly cared about the Valley and its future. Len was happiest with his family and his buddies, and he loved to be in the centre of both. He was a man with heart and he was passionate. Len was a Valley boy through and through. Sometimes a little rough around the edges, there was no mistaking his passion for what he believed in. I covered his political career virtually from the start until the end. I saw him happy, angry and sometimes just plain frustrated with the Benzantine labyrinth of modern politics. Sometimes he let the heat of the moment get the better of him. Regardless, you had to admire his tenacity and his honesty. He made no claim to being the best educated or the most sophisticated person to ever grace the Valley political scene but he rightly claimed the top spot as a booster-extordinare of the Ottawa Valley. Everywhere Len went, he talked about the virtues of the Valley. When he left a meeting with the politicos from Queen’s Park, they had recieved a proper education about the Ottawa Valley and what it needed. Fighting for the 417 through West Carleton was one of his hobby horses and I will never forget his gleeful delight when he told me on the steps of the town hall in Arnprior that funding had been recieved for the Carp to Panmure Road section and it would be announced later in the week. He credited a particularly nasty editorial I had written calling out the premier on the issue — but it was his passion and tenacity and continual pestering — of the provincial purseholders that won the day. He was always on their doorstep, and prodding others to join him — until they just gave in. But the Len I will always remember most was a big jolly man in red suit at the tail end of the Arnprior Christmas parade, waving and calling to the crowds — by name. He was in his glory. These were his people and he loved them passionately. And they loved him back. Len made you believe anything was possible. Farewell and godspeed Santa Shean. PETER DeWOLF

More than Santa comes down the chimney at Christmas Lillian Scheel from Pakenham had an unusual visitor down her chimney I am sure most of you are more than familiar with the story of Santa Claus coming down the chimney at Christmas. Even though my family home did not have a chimney, this idea was planted in my mind when I was a young child. When I got older and lived in a house that did have a chimney, the same story was passed on to my children. Needless to say, no matter how secretive and vigilant my children and I were, we never did catch sight of an old man with a white beard and red suit coming or going from the fireplace. But there are many cases of other creatures that have been caught doing just that. Any of you living in older homes likely have had a bat or two venture down your chimney and flutter about in your living room. Both Big Brown Bats and Little Brown Bats can cause a stir when they make an unexpected appearance via this route. Since these remarkable animals seek shelter in crevices and caves, their visit down a chimney is not an unexpected thing. Birds can also show up in houses via the chimney. European Starlings are one of the most regular indoor visitors. While these small birds are usually easily captured by hand, once they are trapped indoors, other visitors are not quite so easily dealt with. I can recall many years ago hearing from a column reader about his experiences with a large bird that entered his house through the chimney.

Michael Runtz Nature’s Way

He heard a banging coming from a room and entered to see a large dark bird flying around and bouncing off the walls and curtains. Eventually he subdued the crazed creature and to his amazement he discovered it was a large duck, a female Common Merganser that was covered in soot (as likely was much of his interior of the house). This happened in early May and I knew exactly why the bird had broken into his home. It was egg-laying time and the female duck was simply trying to find a good spot for a nest. You see, Common Mergansers are cavity nesters. They normally seek a nice hollow in a tree and lay their eggs in the bottom of it. While the entrance hole is often on the side of a tree trunk, a broken off treetop will do just as nicely. To this merganser the chimney was just that — a cavity that opened skyward. Very recently, Mrs. Lillian Scheel from Pakenham had an even more unusual visitor down her chimney. The first evidence that her fireplace had a surprise visitor came courtesy of her cats. For more than a week her cats had been acting very strangely.

They had been focussing on the fireplace and doing odd things such as climbing on the grate and leaping on top of the mantle (knocking down all sorts of things in their efforts). Finally, one day Mrs. Scheel walked past her fireplace and stopped and stared in disbelief. There was a small owl sitting atop the logs, staring at her through its huge eyes! Her son Terry is an avid birder so Lillian summoned his help. The owl was caught and soon identified as a Boreal Owl, a rare visitor from the north. After offering the bird some liver and chicken, foods that were ignored, the owl was let go outside. Its presence in a cedar tree soon enticed a violent reaction from the local Blue Jays, which screamed and pecked at it mercilessly. The next day the little owl was gone. The fate of the owl is unknown, but if it had enough energy to catch a mouse or vole the first night of its freedom, it will have survived. So why did this small owl grace Mrs. Scheel with a visit? Well, just like bats, starlings, and mergansers, Boreal Owls have an affinity for holes in trees. They nest in cavities, and also spend cold days roosting in them. Obviously the little owl thought the chimney was one such thing. So this Christmas if you or your children heard scrambling sounds coming from the chimney, I am sorry to inform you that it was likely not old Saint Nick. However, it might have been an even more exciting visitor, one that might have even come from the great Far North! The Nature Number is 613387-2503; e-mail is mruntz@start. ca .

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A look back at the year 2008 Livestock, both domestic and wild, lost their lives in one of the most devastating wildfires in California stretching from Santa Barbara to the U.S./ Mexican border destroying more than 500,00 acres of land. There were several animal shelters in the United States that had loss of life due to fires and one major fire in an Oshawa animal shelter on Dec. 17 that claimed the lives of 180 animals. According to CTV and I quote “Emergency crews managed to save nine dogs, a rat and two cats from the building, located on Waterloo Street in Oshawa. About 140 cats died from smoke inhalation, as did three dogs and about 40 small animals including some rabbits and a guinea pig.� The lack of leadership within our government has seen many a bill die including bills that have to do with changes to animal welfare. The spring, summer and fall saw a major rise in fleas in the Ottawa Valley. Many pet owners who I have spoken to commented that 2008 was the worst flea season in years. Poop and scoop is still an issue in Arnprior! THE FINANCIAL CRUNCH OF 2008 Although 2008 has become a financially difficult one for many families, hardest hit is the family pet. Families all over Canada and the United States are simply abandoning their pets because they can no longer take care of them. Shelters everywhere

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IAN STUPP are seeing record numbers of dogs, cats and small pets than ever before. Seeing those sad eyes gazing at you through the bars does not mean that you should adopt. Adopting out of pity will have that pet back at the shelter or worse. For some of you animal lovers now may not be the time to adopt a new family member. Owning a pet takes more than love. The relationship requires that the pet is given proper veterinarian care and a good quality diet all of which costs money, if the budget is tight than adoption may not be the right choice at this time. For those of you who own puppies and kittens please remember to spay and neuter. It is not only healthy for your pets but it is also healthy for the environment. I would like to take the time to remember all of those who are no longer with us. While alive our pets ask us for nothing more than the occasional belly rub, quality play time, food and shelter and lots of love and in return they give us unconditional love. No human

being could ever ask for so little and give so much in return. To all of those who passed away in 2008, we miss you and think of you always! THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR I would like to see the antiquated laws protecting our pets updated. I would like to see the decline of cruelty cases in Ontario. I would like to see the day when pet shelters across Ontario were empty. I would like to see more dog parks created so dogs and their owners could gather and socialize. It would be nice if all pet owners were responsible pet owners and that all pets were fully inoculated and spayed or neutered. It would be nice if all pet owners picked up after their pets so when spring comes along all we would smell is the flowers in bloom. I certainly appreciate knowing that you are reading my columns. My goal is to make you think, cry, laugh and get passionate about a subject that means so much to me. As always if there is something that you would like me to write about, please do not hesitate to contact me. From my family to yours, may 2009 bring you much health, happiness and success! Ian owns Wags and Whiskers Pet Grooming and Puppy Kindergarten 118 John St. N., Arnprior and can be reached at 613623-6200, e-mail or on the web .


Disappointed with OP To the editor: I and many others were disappointed to see that in the Nov. 18, 2008 meeting of the council of McNab-Braeside, it was decided by majority vote to eliminate any mention of the designation of alvar in the new official plan. Alvars are naturally open habitats with a thin covering of soil over a base of limestone or dolostone. Globally, alvars are restricted to the eastern European Baltic region and the North American Great Lakes Basin. North American alvars support a distinctive set of floral and fauna. Alvars are not farmland. Alvars have an important role to play in the ecological sustenance of our area. We know there are rare and endangered species on this alvar, ad many other species that should be documented completely before any decisions are made concerning the

future of this area. It is hoped that, when understood completely, local residence will be proud to have this rare geological habitat in our area, and ask that it would be studied further. Many ratepayers have asked council to utilize studies that have been made or are in the process of being completed. There was some information that was difficult to obtain from the Ministry of Natural Resources that has now become available. Council should listen to residents who want this information considered and included in the new official plan. There really is no such thing as too much information. Many problems occur, however, with too little information. It is not too late for council members to change their minds and think of their decision in light of future generations, not the politics of the time or expediency. Regina Rolph

Please find me a home By PETER DeWOLF Ottawa Region Media Group Each week in conjunction with the Arnprior and District Humane Society we feature pets ready for adoption. This week we feature Moxie, quite the little lady. She is adventurous and outgoing and gets along with other felines provided they give her space. She has already had 10 kittens who all now have homes. Now it is time for mom to find a good home. She just likes to relax and enjoy life. Moxie loves to be held and petted, so she would be the perfect companion for an older couple or single. Do you think your home might be the right one? Just ask about Ms. Personality #3127. Oreo was found in August at a park with

two one-day old kittens. They are happily adopted and now Oreo needs a new home. She is affectionate and friendly and loves everyone, adults, children, other cats and even the occasional, well-behaved dog. She needs regular brushing, but that is okay, because Oreo adores the attention. A good brushing is almost as good as a feed of catnip for this little lady. Just ask about Pretty Princess # 3207. The shelter is in need of meaty cat food, paper towels, laundry soap, dog treats and dog toys. The shelter is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., at 490 Didak St. The shelter number is 613-623-0916. The shelter website is

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Strong winds wreak havoc By STEVE NEWMAN ORMG The ‘h’ words were in heavy use Sunday and Monday. As in high winds, helicopters, and Hydro One trying to restore power to 260,000 Ontario customers. Barbecues and chairs were flung across yards, laundry lines snapped, and trees downed in some of the area’s heaviest winds seen in years. Winds that reached as high as 123 kilometres per hour around Lake Ontario and well above 100 km/h in many parts of Renfrew County, left Hydro One deluged with calls. By Monday evening, Hydro One had restored power to 145,000 customers; by Tuesday evening 210,000. This left 90,000 still without power late Tuesday, including 1,900 serviced by the Cobden Hydro One facility, 13,000 in the Bancroft area, 11,00 around Huntsville and 500 in the Arnprior area. “When you have winds of 90 to 100 kilometres an hour, they knock down trees and power lines, and that was the case across the province,” said Hydro One spokesperson Daniele Gauvin. A total of about 1,300 workers were dispatched to do repairs. Helicopters also became part of the repairs locally and elsewhere, with 10 helicopters joining the restoration project once winds subsided. “We do have a lot of resources, and we’re hoping more moderate winds

will help,” added Gauvin Monday afternoon. She also said some smaller, outlying areas of Renfrew County might not have their electricity returned until Jan. 1. RUSH ON SUPPLIES Businesses such as Scott and Sons Hardware in Renfrew had a rush on several supplies, including lamp oil, which sold out, and batteries, flashlights and wicks. Owner Jeff Scott said sales Sunday and Monday were the heaviest for such supplies since the 1998 ice storm. Burnstown resident Lee Narraway was hoping to be in the Antarctica working, but when that trip was postponed she found herself at home without power. “I lived for nine years without electricity,” noted Narraway, who said going without power was a minor inconvenience, as she filled the tub with extra water and kept the wood stove going. Residents in the Calabogie and Barryvale area lost power for six hours Sunday, then lost power again for a longer period Monday. Residents in and around Golden Lake, Round Lake, Eganville and Foymount also remained without power until at least Monday night. Just before 11 a.m. Monday, Matawatchan Road residents in Greater Madawaska Township notified the Renfrew OPP that fallen hydro wires were hanging over trees that had caught on fire.

The fire was extinguished and Const. Darrin Chaplain remained at the scene until hydro crews arrived. That was one of 19 calls for service to the Renfrew OPP because of the high winds. One featured a car struck by a falling tree, with occupants still inside. The vehicle sustained considerable damage, but the occupants were uninjured. Winds subsided later on Monday, but picked up slightly on Tuesday, as power remained out for about 11,000 homes serviced out of Cobden’s Hydro One facilities. An estimated 500 families around Castleford Road and River Road, just southeast of Renfrew, were without power for nearly 48 hours. Among them was Castleford Road resident Rene Fremo, who used a generator to keep a few rooms warm, while it was cold enough to keep fridge contents from spoiling. “A few people had to abandon their homes. For the most part people were okay, but they were pretty upset about it.” LOTS OF HELP The province’s largest utility service also recruited workers from 23 other companies for the restoration work, whose hardest-hit areas included Bancroft, Huntsville, Parry Sound and Cobden. Hydro One’s respective powerless-customer numbers for those area were 13,000, 11,000, 8,400, and 1,900 Tuesday evening. Hydro One reports,

which lumped Arnprior, Brockville, Winchester and Perth into one section, had 11,000 of that area’s customers affected on Sunday, but that number was down to 1,500 by Monday. Much of Petawawa was without power Sunday, but only a few pockets still hadn’t had their power restored as of Tuesday. These areas included Airport Road. Meanwhile, Hydro One urges the public to take extra precaution near fallen power lines, noting that touching a vehicle that is in contact with a power line can prove fatal. ALGONQUIN PARK CLOSING The Killaloe-Whitney OPP detachment responded to 13 calls regarding fallen wires. Fallen wires on Highway 60 near Canisbay about 10 a.m. Sunday resulted in the Algonquin Provincial Park being closed until 4:15 p.m. that day. The severe loss of snow, during the well-above seasonal temperatures Saturday and Sunday, plus flood and fallen branches pushed the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs to issue a red alert for southern Ontario. That meant all of the province south of North Bay and Sudbury. Therefore, most southern trails were temporarily closed and there was limited trail riding in some northern districts. steve.newman@

Community Bulletin Board Our Community Bulletin Board is now being offered as a free service to local non-profit organizations. We reserve the right to edit entries for space and time considerations. Entries must be submitted in writing. Please send to or fax 613-623-7518. January 2, 3 — Arnprior and District High School music department bottle/penny drive, a fundraiser for a trip to New York City. Band and choir members will be around town Friday and Saturday. Donations/bottles can also be dropped off at 68 Kinsmen Cres. January 5 — Arnprior Garden Club. On Monday, Jan. 5 Belles d’un Jour and Companions presentation on daylillies and grasses, presented by Suzanne Patry of Whitehouse Perennials. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Public Library. New members welcome. January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 — Arnprior Seniors Club 707 Friday night euchre (six-hand) at 7 p.m. at the Arn-

prior Public Library meeting room. Information: Bill 613-623-6100. January 9 — Pakenham Curling Club Family Fun Nights (members and non-members welcome) Jan. 9, 23, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Contact Brenda at 613-256-4418 for info. Curling club is located at 172 Jessie St. in Pakenham. January 21 — Arnprior Seniors Club 707 monthly meetings every third Wednesday of the month at the Arnprior Library meeting room at 7 p.m. New members and guests always welcome. Call Bill 613-623-6100. January 12 — Auxiliary to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital general meeting on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the hospital board room. January 14 — There will be a blood donor clinic at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior on Wednesday, Jan 14. For more information, please visit .

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Len Shean’s casket is taken from the Pilon Family Funeral Home to St. John Chrysostom Church for the noon funeral service on Tuesday. Hundreds attended the wake Monday night to pay their respects.

Shean a big man with a big heart Continued from front Shean served as the mayor of Arnprior from 1997 to 2003; and as a councillor since 1986. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Arnprior Legion. Shean was just 67 years old, leaving behind his wife Darlyne (Robinson), son Joe Shean and daughter Colleen Desarmia as well as four grandchildren. To many younger Valley residents, Shean was Santa Claus. Dressed in his big red suit and white beard, every Christmas he heard the wishes of many children who would come to sit on his knee. During the Santa parade, Shean would acknowledge the waves and cheers of the crowd — calling many by name. Whether people supported him on the town council, the one thing everyone agreed on was Shean’s love of Arnprior and the Valley. “He was a workaholic for the town,” said long-time businessman and former mayor Tom Sullivan. “He always had the town at heart.” Sullivan added that a lot of people far beyond his family are going to miss Shean. “It’s too bad we didn’t have more Lens around,” Sullivan said. While he was sad to hear of Shean’s passing, he thought his friend would be at peace now. “He had a horrible few months in hospital, so I think it is a blessing,” Sullivan added. Arnprior Coun. Mark Willmer also wanted to remember Shean as he had been in his prime. The two men worked side by side both during two terms as co-councillors, and during both of Shean’s terms as mayor. “He was a big man with a big, big heart,” Willmer remembered. “He was very visible in the community


“Nobody was ever stronger than Len in protecting Arnprior’s interests.” Neil Stewart Former McNab-Braeside mayor and never forgot an anniversary or a birthday. I think Len was a hands-on kind of mayor.” Willmer remembers Shean as friendly and outgoing. During his eulogy of Shean Tuesday, Dec. 30 at St. John Chrysostom Church in Arnprior, Rev. Patrick Dobec acknowledged Shean’s work on behalf of the entire Ottawa Valley. “With his vibrant personality, his wonderful smile and his Santa personality and generosity, Len has had a great impact on this community and the entire Ottawa Valley,” he told the congregation. “During this Christmas season, we have heavy hearts, hearts that must say farewell to a truly great son of this parish, community and Valley.” Former McNab-Braeside mayor Neil Stewart was occasionally on the opposite side of a negotiating table from Shean but always respected Shean’s tenacity in making sure Arnprior got the best deal possible. “Nobody was ever stronger than Len in protecting Arnprior’s interests,” he remembered. “He was a big man with a big personality.” Stewart served on the former South Renfrew Airport Commission with Shean and remembers fondly the great stories Shean used to tell before the meetings. “He always had a few good stories to tell,” Stewart recalled. Stewart also expressed his sympathies to Shean’s family; Shean’s son Joe is a volunteer firefighter with the McNab-Braeside Fire

Department. While Shean was not originally from Arnprior, he adopted the town wholeheartedly, according to Arnprior Coun. Nancy Black who served under Shean’s administration for both terms. “His heart was here (Arnprior),” she said. Black described Shean as a jovial person. “He was a very generous and warm-hearted individual. He always had the interests of the people in the forefront of his mind.” Ottawa Coun. Eli El-Chantiry also lauded Shean’s accomplishments in getting things done for the Valley. Although the two often differed over things like the West Carleton amalgamation with Ottawa, he told Ottawa Region Media Group he always respected and admired Shean for his dedication and tenacity. In Renfrew, council held a minute’s silence prior to its meeting Monday night, in honour of Shean. “He touched the lives of many people, said Renfrew Mayor Sandi Heins. “He was a good friend of Renfrew.” She noted his major contribution to helping Arnprior and Renfrew to combine in hosting the Canadian women’s hockey championship. He was also a “lot of fun,” said Heins, noting he frequently “acted as Santa Claus when Santa got busy.” In the words of Rev. Dobec at the funeral Tuesday; “Santa is truly home for Christmas.”

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Arnprior OPP charge ditched driver with impaired On Christmas Eve around 9 p.m. a concerned citizen notified the Renfrew OPP of a vehicle stuck in the ditch on Robertson Line in McNab-Braeside. Information was received that three intoxicated people were around the vehicle attempting to pull it out.

Arnprior OPP responded and located a green 1994 Chevy Astro van stuck in the snow bank. The driver, 42-year-old Norman Normandeau of Pakenham, was charged with driving with over 80 mg of alcohol and impaired driving. He was released on a promise to appear.

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ditch and suffered extensive damage. The air ambulance was called and landed on the White Lake Road, but all four occupants were transported by land ambulance to Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Police are advising motorists to exercise extreme caution with the highly variable weather conditions. Roads can appear dry but black ice can form from blowing snow or runoff on certain sections. No charges will be laid in connection with the mishap.

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Friends share A Christmas Carol Friends of the Arnprior Public Library hosted a Dec. 6 reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The event was a big success with show goers and participants sharing a great time. Guests included CBC Radio’s Hallie Cotnam.

Participants gather for a group photo, above. From left are Mary Scott (singer); Sarah Scott (pianist); Nancy Lee Vadnais (Friends of the Library member); Stan Russell (reader); Neil Salminen (Library Board Chairman); Karen DeLuca (reader); Nancy Black (Library Board member); Judith Hughes (Friends of the Library member); John Paul Cassanto and Anne Cassanto (both helpers at the social gathering following the performance).


The Scott sisters, Mary, Sarah and Katherine, provided entertainment at the reading.


Librarian Karen DeLuca, left, and CBC Radio’s Hallie Cotnam at the December event.

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Arnprior Weekender

Photos by NEVIL HUNT


Love to Skate

A sea of red at the world juniors Mitchell Hedley, left, and Jeremy Schock share their passion for all things red inside Scotiabank Place on Monday evening, Dec. 29, prior to Team Canada’s game versus Germany at the World Junior Championship.

The Arnprior Figure Skating Club competed in the Love to Skate competition in Carleton Place recently. They represented their club brilliantly and came home with many medals. Among the medal winners were (back row) Sarah Bird, Jessica Daze, Kaitlynn Edge, Sydney Faour, Callie Mosseau, and In front, Emma Loughlan and Madison McFarlane.

At left, a maple leaf ice sculpture draws flocks of fans for a photo in front of Scotiabank Place on Monday evening, Dec. 29, prior to Team Canada’s game versus Germany. Above, Scotiabank Place in December looks like Parliament Hill on Canada Day, as fans arrive for the Monday, Dec. 29, World Junior Championship game between Team Canada and Germany,

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TOWN OF ARNPRIOR INFORMATION CORNER Municipal Office - 105 Elgin St. W. Nick Smith Centre - 77 James Street Stanley Tourangeau Fire/Police Services Centre - 67 Meehan St.

NOTICE TOWN OF ARNPRIOR In the matter of Sections 17(15) and 34(12) of the Planning Act, the Town of Arnprior hereby gives NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING: A public meeting regarding the Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments required to permit the development of the lands for a shopping centre. Subject Lands

The Town of Arnprior has received application No. 14 for an amendment to the Town’s Official Plan and implementing zoning by-law for the lands described as part of Lots 3 and 4, Concession A, geographic Town of Arnprior and known municipally as 640 White Lake Road, as shown on the attached Key Map.

Open House

An Open House to provide information to the public will be held on Monday January 5th, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stanley Tourangeau Fire and Police Services Building, 67 Meehan Street, Arnprior.

Public Meeting

A public meeting giving the public an opportunity to make representations in respect of the official plan and zoning amendments will be held on Monday, January 12th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Stanley Tourangeau Fire and Police Services Building, 67 Meehan Street, Arnprior.

Description of Applications Effect of Official Plan Amendment – The proposed Official Plan amendment would redesignate the subject lands from “Highway Commercial – Exception Two” to “Shopping Centre Commercial – Exception One” to allow the development of a Shopping Centre. The Exception indicates a requirement to provide a Traffic Impact Study in support of any future commercial use.

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The holidays at Pineridge Children’s Centre

Pineridge Children’s Centre hosted Santa Claus at a holiday event Dec. 13 at the centre. Above, Jacob Stekelenburg cuddles up with the jolly old elf. The event included a performance of Christmas songs.

Effect of Zoning By-law Amendment – The proposed zoning amendment would rezone the lands from Highway Commercial – Exception Four (HC-E4) to a Shopping Centre Commercial – Exception One (SCC-E1) zone which would permit the development of the site for a Shopping Centre with the following provisions: •

For the purposes of this exception zone, the definition of Shopping Centre shall be “a group of commercial and service establishments related in size and type, primarily to the specific commodity needs of the community and designed, developed and managed as a unit, whether by a single owner, a group of owners or tenants in collaboration and shall include as a primary establishment a department store.”

The following uses also be included as permitted non-residential uses in the SCC-E1 zone: o o o o o

Automotive – Car Wash Automotive – Gasoline Bar Automotive – Service Station Automotive - Store Automotive - Vehicle Sales or Rental Establishment

Further Information – Studies To view any information or materials related to the proposal, please contact the Planning Office, Town Hall 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, or on the Town’s web site at A Planning Rationale Report and a Retail Market Demand and Impact Analysis were submitted in support of these applications. Notification and Submission Requirements If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan amendment, or a refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, you must make a written request to: Clerk, Town of Arnprior, 105 Elgin Street West, Arnprior, Ontario, K7S 0A8 (613)6234231. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the proposed Official Plan or Zoning By-law amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Arnprior or County of Renfrew to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Arnprior before the proposed Official Plan or Zoning By-law amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. One of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open, accessible, timely and efficient. Accordingly, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Town to such persons as the Town sees fit, including anyone requesting such information. Accordingly, in providing any such information, you shall be deemed to have consented to its use and disclosure as part of the planning process. Dated at the Town of Arnprior this 12th day of December, 2008.



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Gallant recently made note of the connection between Mike Duffy and the Ottawa Valley.

Senator Duffy’s Valley roots noted One of Canada’s 18 new Senators has Upper Ottawa Valley roots. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant noted the connection when welcoming television personality Mike Duffy to the Conservative caucus. “On behalf of Mike’s many friends and relatives in the Ottawa Valley, I am thrilled to welcome Mike Duffy to the Conservative caucus as one of Canada’s newest Senators,” said Gallant. “Mike has a special connection to the Ottawa Valley. His wife Heather, is Pembroke girl,” she explained. “I understand that Heather and Mike met while she was a nurse with the VON. They dated for several years. “In 1992, minutes before going on air and three days prior to his wedding, Duffy suffered a minor heart attack. While still recovering at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, he proceeded to marry Heather as planned,” said Gallant. “Several years ago, Wesley United Church in Pembroke, where Heather’s mother Margaret is a member, presented Mike as a guest speaker,” she added. “Mike is a much sought after speaker with his years of experience of political reporting on Parliament Hill. I know everyone who attended his presentation appreciated his insight and observations on the political process. “While the official announcement stated that Mike would represent Prince Edward Island in the Senate, I do not think Prime Minister Harper will mind if folks in the Ottawa valley claim Mike as one of their own also,” concluded Gallant. Until his Senatorial appointment the week before Christmas, Duffy was host of CTV’s daily program, Mike Duffy Live. He joined CBC Radio News in 1974, switched to CBC TV’s The National in 1978, and joined CTV in 1988. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Duffy is involved in a number of charitable activities both in Ottawa and in his home province, including the UPEI Building fund and the Holland College Foundation fundraising campaign.


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Fraud artist sent to jail

Police issue alert about former Arnprior resident

Judge orders jail term, $17,800 in restitution for rash of fraud charges By PETER DeWOLF Chronicle-Guide

Leclair had stolen cheques from a neighbour and he cashed about $10,000 of them at an Ottawa bank. The Crown asked for 12 to 15 months of jail time, while Leclair’s attorney asked for a conditional sentence, noting that the defendant had already served 158 days of pre-sentence custody. He pleaded Leclair’s history of drug and alcohol abuse and noted his client had co-operated with the police in their investigation. Justice Robert Selkirk sent Leclair back to jail for an additional 90 days and ordered him to pay $17,900 in restitution at a rate of $100 a month, after he is released. In addition Leclair will serve 36 months of probation.

Greg Leclair, 38, formerly of Arnprior and more recently a resident of Ottawa, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay $17,800 in restitution in Pembroke court earlier this month. Leclair pleaded guilty to 76 charges, including using a credit card illegally in Arnprior, Renfrew, Petawawa, Pembroke, Carp, Ottawa, Toronto and Gatineau during the early part 2007. He managed to charge about $7,800 in the credit card racket. While he was busy committing the frauds, Leclair was under a probation order not to possess any credit cards. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of defrauding an Ottawa bank in July 2007.

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By PETER DeWOLF Chronicle-Guide A 60-year-old former Arnprior pedophile will not be moving back to town anytime soon. John Duhn was convicted after he lured a 13-yearold boy from Robert Simpson Park more than a year ago and invited him back to his apartment. Neighbours reported the suspicious activity and Duhn was arrested by Arnprior OPP officers. He was later convicted of sexual assault, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching. Duhn has been released but is moving to Cornwall. He remains under the supervision of a probation officer and is still serving a conditional sentence until June 2009. After the sentence expires, Duhn will have to serve an additional two years on probation and have no contact with children under 14 and is not to drink. Cornwall police have issued an alert to residents of that city about Duhn’s move there. He is considered a convicted sex offender.





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NEED SOME HELP CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING ... CLEANING? House GETS READ, GETS REMEMBERED, cleaning services GETS RESULTS available for Arnprior area: Call for a free estiAZ DRIVERS Needed mate.... Call Liz at 613Now. Company Drivers 622-0321 or 613-277and Owner-Operators. 9636 (leave a message) Avg. length of haul: 1000 miles: great lanes: quality freight: dry vans; NOTICE competitive pay and FINANCIALLY STABLE. BONNECHERE BAK- Call Celadon Canada, ERY is closed for annual Kitchener, 1-800-332holidays. We reopen on 0518 www.celadoncanaTuesday Jan 13, 2009. Thank you for your patronage. See you in the BE YOUR OWN BOSS. new year. Earn up to $3,000+ Wk. We are looking for indiwho want to start PERSONALS viduals up their own trucking business. Guaranteed TIRED OF INVESTING long term work contracts in Relationships that with fuel increase allownever seem to go anyance for 1, 3, & 5 ton where? MISTY RIVER straight trucks and Hwy INTRODUCTIONS has Tractors, Paid while people interested in findtraining, G2, G, DZ & AZ ing partners for life. Onlic. OK. Immediate intario’s traditional matchcome. 100% financing maker. 613-257-3531, with approved credit. 888-827-6044 FUEL INALLOWANCYOUR CRIMINAL CREASE Record: Professionally ES OFFERED!! removed. Only Pardon Services Canada has been helping Canadians LOOKING FOR Somewith discrete, efficient one to clean homes. 3 service for nearly 20 days/week. Must be reyears. call 1-8-NOW liable and dependable. PARDON 1-866-972- Police Check required. 7366. www.RemoveY- Ride is available after pickup in Dunro-

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DR. JASON JOHN KISER On May 14th, 2008, Jason received the degree of Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. He is currently completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. Congratulations Jason! We have always admired your ability to make your dreams come true. Mum, Dad, Bradley & Scott CL13173

I want to say a great big thank you to a whole lot of people who helped me and thought of me during and since my surgery. First of all to the people at 911, then the ambulance staff who were here in minutes. Then the doctors and staff at the heart institute who are real professionals. I certainly want to thank my family and all the people who brought parcels, sent cards and called. Again, I just want to say a very appreciative thank you to everyone.

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Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Grove Nursing Home, nurses, caregivers, doctors in the loss of our beloved mother Gladys Peever. To Dr. Gutauskas for miracle surgery in Aug. 05 to Pastor Les Grant & Ian Dunn & ladies of the Pentecostal Church & Anne for the lovely lunch, for the expressions of kindness from so many family and friends, to Eldon Smith of Boyce Funeral Home & Staff, we thank you all. Aileen Emard & Louva Campbell


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In loving memory of a dear daughter and sister who passed away January 3, 2006. No one knows how much we miss you No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered since we lost you Life has never been the same In our hearts your memory lingers Sweetly tender, fond and true There is not a day that goes by That we do not think of you With all our love, Leo, Emily, Doris, Steven, Michael CL13235


JESSIE CAMPBELL Jan. 2, 2009 STEVENS, In loving memory of our little angel (Lucas Alexander Stevens) who was born still Dec. 28, 1999. “Some people only dream of angels, we held one in our hands.” Two little hands are resting, A loving heart is still. A little son we loved, Is waiting in the heavens up above. Sent here but for a while. God, for a moment, gave him birth and took him with a smile. In our hearts & memory forever.

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I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday and days before that too, I think of you in silence I often speak your name All I have are memories and your picture in a frame Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.



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COE, Sherri-Lynn December 28, 2002 In loving memory of our Dear Daughter, Sherri. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed We shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day, Unseen and unheard but always near, So loved, so missed and so very dear. Love, Mom, Dad, Hailey-Dawn, Richard, Kyle and Nick

We do not need a special day, To bring you to our mind, For the days we do not think of you, Are very hard to find. Loved and missed Joyce, Don, Paul Ryan


ROBILLARD, Garry In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away on December 31, 2006. We mention your name and speak of you often. God Bless you dear Garry, you are not forgotten. Love Gail and Lindsay

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COLLINS, William Patrick O’Brien “Bill”

HOLBEIN, Marian “Our Sunshine”

retired Ontario Hydro - Forestry

April 2, 1927 - Dec., 22, 2008

Gone home to be with his Lord while surrounded by his family in the loving atmosphere of his home on Tuesday morning December 16, 2008 after a thirteen year journey with prostate cancer. Adoring husband and best friend of Gail (Mosley) for over 48 years. Loving father of Scott (Janet) and Todd (Debbie). Proud Poppa to Sarah, Craig, Taylor and Kayla all of Arnprior. Son of the late Jim and Alice (O’Brien) Collins. Brother of Kathaleen Hambleton (Bob) and Arnold (Agnes). Predeceased by Robert, Harold (Ruby), Beulah Bugden, Ellard (Frieda). Survived by sister in law Olga Collins and brother in law Neil Bugden. Humorous uncle to many nieces, nephews, cousins and God son Kim. Rested at The Boyce Funeral Home Ltd. Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre 138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior where friends paid their respects on Thursday December 18, 2008 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A memorial service was held at Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, Arnprior on Friday December 19, 2008 at 11am. A celebration of Bill’s life was held immediately following the service at the Christian Education Centre, after a brief family interment at Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. Bring a story to share from Bill’s life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Grace St. Andrew’s Church building fund or the Canadian Cancer Society

Join us in celebrating the life of a great lady, whom the angels took on Monday December 22, 2008. Marian was 81 years old and was a loving and devoted mother to her son Bruce, her daughter in law Sharon and her daughter Brenda. She will be sadly missed by her grandsons Marc, Paul and Kurt. In spite of some life disappointments, she remained a warm, kind, generous, loving woman who was always full of wit. She was loved by her family and friends, the many children she babysat, and the care givers at The Villa, The Grove and just recently Cassellhome in North Bay. Her sparkling eyes and warm smile captured many hearts. Marian stayed home to raise her children and provided a warm loving home. She loved to cook and was famous for her butter tarts and pies. She was a beautiful knitter and outfitted family and friends in many a sweater. We celebrated her life on Saturday December 27, 2008 at Boyce Funeral Home, Arnprior from 12 noon to 2pm followed by a service in The Boyce Chapel at 2pm. Rev. Brian Barr officiated. Donations to The Arnprior McNab / Braeside Seniors at Home Program were appreciated by her family.


JORDAN, Marion


Peacefully in Granite Ridge Nursing Home, Stittsville on Sunday morning, December 21st, 2008. Irene Colton (Nee Oelsner) of Arnprior at the age of 74 years. Loved daughter of the late Martin Oelsner and the late Martha Unger. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Colton (1997). Dearly loved mother of Dave (Charlene) of Stewartville and Carrie (David Longbottom) of Ottawa. Treasured grandmother of Zachary Colton and stepgrandmother of Sheena and Jordan Chevalier. Dear sister of Ruth Langen (Rob) of Waterloo. Predeceased by her brother Manfred Oelsner (late Joan). Dearest friend of Olive Pickett of Arnprior. Will be missed by the Colton and Black Families. Friends joined us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home & Chapel, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, December 28th from 6 to 9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, on Monday, December 29th at 11 o’clock. Cremation followed. In memory of Irene, a donation made to Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

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Peacefully in hospital at Ottawa on Tuesday morning, December 23rd, 2008. Marion Elizabeth Jordan of The Royal Scott, Arnprior at the age of 97 years young. Dear daughter of the late Jack Havey and the late Agnes Cannon. Beloved wife of the late William George Jordan. Dearly loved mother of Bill (and his wife Kathleen) of Ottawa; Joan Kunnas (and her husband Ron) of Calgary; Jack Jordan (and his wife Roberta) of Ottawa and Jerry Jordan (and his wife Lynn) of Kanata. Predeceased by 4 brothers: Tom, John, James and Frank Havey as well as 4 sisters: Anna Plourde, Theresa O’Gorman, Clare Havey and Genevieve Havey. Dear sister-in-law of Maureen Havey, Donna Havey, Rita Havey, the late Fran Havy and Mary Ray. Cherished “Nana” of Suzanne, Christopher, Geoff, Shawn, Erin, Kristen, Kelly, Kerry, Cory and Patrick and “Great-Nana” of Avery, Tieghan, Michaela, Molly, Mara, Morgan, Annika, Roxanna, Jordan, Addison and Reaghan. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Jessica Jordan. Friends joined us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, December 27th from 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Saturday afternoon, December 27th at 1 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Marion, a donation made to the St. John Chrysostom Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

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SIMMONS, Dorothy Evelyn


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Dorothy passed away peacefully in Arnprior Hospital on Tuesday December 23, 2008 at the age of 87 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Rev. Ralph Simmons (September 23, 2007). Dear mother of David Simmons, Janet (Keith) Sennett, Carolyn (Dennis) Croteau, Jolene (Tim) Carmichael and Barbara (Randy) Fraser. Proud grandmother of Christine, Carrie, Christopher, Kendra, Chelsey, Tory, Meghan, Kyla and Coty and great grandmother of Alexis and Kyah. Survived by her sister Celina and brother Robert. She will be greatly missed by family members and so many friends whose lives and hearts she touched. Respecting Dorothy’s wishes, there will be no visitations. A private family interment will take place in Ottawa at a later date. In memoriams to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family

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Hanna will work to recruit new doctors and ‘refresh’ the hospital Continued from front “I believe you can still live outside the community as long as you are visible and accessible it will work,” he said. HOSPITAL UPGRADES Hanna considers ADMH a vital resource and an economic engine in town. He will continue to recruit new physicians and “refresh” the hospital to reflect current demographics. “For smaller hospitals there is always the ongoing need to recruit and retrain and make sure you have appropriate technology to draw people here,” he said. “Arnprior has a younger, growing population and a retiring community. Once you are over 75 you generally have a 50/50 chance of going to the emergency room.” Hanna estimates construction on the emergency room will begin in fall 2009. “We need to address gaps like privacy and improve ventilation,” he said about the project. Hanna said space in the emergency room will not increase significantly,

able to be all things to all people and depending on the needs of the community we won’t be able to provide all care,” he said. “You have to make sure people here can get access to care beyond here.” Despite all the positives, Hanna realizes the hospital may have a difficult year with the economic downturn. ADMH’s deficit for 20092010 stands at $200,000 on a total operating budget of $20 million, less than one per cent. The board has reviewed savings opportunities to balance the budget, but Hanna is steadfast in saying patient services will not be affected. He said the hospital will look at the cost of supplies, and flexing staff hours to make immediate savings. He is optimistic about the Partners in Caring campaign; only another $700,000 is required to meet the $3.5 million goal to raise enough money for the rebuilding of the emergency room. “The community contributions are more evidence of how much the community supports this hospital and this much needed investment,” he said. Hanna’s to-do list for 2009 may be long, but he is up for the challenge.

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but the layout will allow for greater efficiency, privacy and safety to accommodate the 20,000 patients who visit ADMH emergency each year. “The standards just aren’t there right now, but it is pretty exciting to have the opportunity to make these changes,” he said. Hanna becomes animated when talking about the current strengths and upgrades he will bring to the hospital. “This is not just about running the hospital, I was attracted to coming here because the hospital is smaller than the Queensway and there is more to work with,” he said. “My understanding is this hospital has an outstanding reputation and the board said the Grove Nursing Home had the same or better reputation in the community.” Hanna said ADMH is well known for general surgery, urology, the emergency medical program and the Ontario Breast Screening program, which is not available at the Queensway Carleton. At the same time, he is rational about the hospital’s limitations. “However, we won’t be

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MP, MPP to hold levee in Renfrew Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke’s MP and MPP are inviting the public to attend their annual New Year’s levee in Renfrew Sunday, Jan. 11. Cheryl Gallant and John Yakabuski are holding the levee at the AFAC Wing from 2 to 4 p.m. Last year the levee attracted close

to 2,000 people from all over the riding to the Renfrew Armouries. As well as a social occasion, the levee provides an opportunity for the elected representatives to update constituents on their endeavours and express appreciation to the public.

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MISSISSIPPI MILLS (PAKENHAM) THIS GRAND OLD HOME is located on a beautifully landscaped private lot. The main floor offers good-sized living and dining rooms. A large kitchen with ample counter and cupboard space. Adjacent to the kitchen is the large family room with access to the fenced patio area overlooking a water feature. The second level offers 3 good-sized bedrooms with stairs going to the 3rd level where there is the huge loft with loads of potential. MLS#708883 $179,900

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308 WILLIAM ST. ARNPRIOR COMPLETLEY RENOVATED within the last year. Roof, electrical, drywall, siding, kitchen, fixtures. Freshly painted. Terrific oversized and heated double car garage. Laminate flooring on main level and bedrooms. You can heat the home with electric and/or natural gas.Good-sized backyard with deck. Private. breezeway between garage and home MLS#712250 $159,900 124 MOORE ST. CUSTOM DESIGNED bungalow on a great corner lot with pleasant views. All hardwood on main level with ceramic tile in bathroom. Open concept kitchen living and dining areas. Island in kitchen with seating area. Walkout from dining room.master bedroom with large walkin closet (5x7). Master with door to main bath. Main bath with separate shower and whirl pool tub. Fenced yard. Owner willing to finish basement to suit buyer. MLS#712242 $299,900


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63 EDWARD ST. ARNPRIOR LOADS OF UPGRADES In this bright and immaculate countrystyle home. Good-sized lot with great yard. Patio area. Hardwood floors in kitchen. Dining and living rooms. All laminate flooring on second level. Large renovated full bath. Terrific eat-in kitchen and opens to living room. Warm neutral colour scheme. 3 season sunroom. Newer windows and electrical. New front and side porches. Full basement is a real bonus in an older home. MLS#711356 $159,900 26 MICHAEL STREET, ARNPRIOR Very comfortable all-brick bungalow on a quiet street and a private fenced yard. Hardwood in living, kitchen and eating areas. Patio doors from eating area to yard. Entrance from yard and garage to home. Fully finished lower level with 3-pce bath, 3rd bedroom, recroom and laundry with plenty of storage. Mature trees in front and back. Approx. 1000sq ft. Ideal location. MLS#710779 $224,000

15 WILLIS JAMES LANE, ARNPRIOR TINY BUT FUNCTIONAL on a great lot. Drilled well and septic documentation availble. Quiet dead-end street close to the Ottawa River and Dochart Creek. Certainly beats renting. 4-piece bath. minutes to town. MLS#712247 $79,900 94 MCGONIGAL Freshly painted throughout on a large private lot with over-sized, detached garage. Laminate flooring in living and dining rooms. Updated kitchen with plenty of cupboard and counter space. Sliding doors from eating area to large deck. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms and a modern 4-piece bath. Updated wiring. Dining room could be main floor den. 3 season sunroom. Just move in and enjoy. centrally located. MLS#711105 $159,900


219 JOHN STREET, ARNPRIOR TERRIFIC CURB APPEAL in a true 4 bedroom home in the same family for 50 years. Private gardens, lovely sunroom, high ceilings and wide wood trim, hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, grand and welcoming front foyer with elegant stairway. Lovely condition. All newer windows. Gas fireplace in living room. Entrance from garage to home and yard. Interlocking patio and walkway. Easy on the eyes inside and out! MLS#708693 $224,900


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21 FAIRHAVEN PLACE 1600 sq ft custom built bungalow, quality throughout, brand new home without the mess and stress. 3 full baths, 4 bedrooms, c/air, fireplace, attractive covered deck, interlock walkway, paved driveway. $369,900. MLS#707731. Contact Mike and Donna Defalco, 613-623-7303.

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